Portuguese One Pot Chicken with Beer, Peas, Carrots and Spaghetti ❦ Frango Estufado com Cerveja, Erv
Many of the dishes I cook are adapted from my mother's Portuguese classics. I will tweak them and change them, very often, into completly new dishes. There are however a few that need no such tweaks, who are so perfect and delicious, that anything more would destroy the dish. This is one of those dishes. Nope, I don't dare change a thing. The smell down the sidewalk, as I walked home from school, was unmistakably my mother's cooking. This one gets oohs and ahhs, every time.This humble recipe is on weekly rotation in my house, as it is comforting both in the winter and summer. It is the quintessential year round dish.
Can it get more satisfying than a big bowl of spaghetti cooked in sauce with tender chicken, beer and tomatoes? I think not! One pot, 40 minutes...bliss.
Portuguese One Pot Chicken with Beer, Peas, Carrots and Spaghetti ❦ Frango Estufado com Cerveja, Ervilhas, Cenouras e Esparguete
1 Free range, organic chicken,1.3-1.5 kg., skin on and cut into 8 pieces ( 2 legs, 2 thighs, breast in half then each halved again so you have 4 pieces of breast )
Remove back bone and reserve, add to pot to flavour sauce later. I do not add the wings, but feel free to do so.